Winged Bean

$2.80

翼豆

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Description

Winged Bean: In certain areas they are known as Four-Angled Bean or Goa Bean, the pale green pods, which are about 12-15 cm long and 3 cm wide, have a frilly edge along four side. A twining perennial bearing large pretty white or pale blue flowers, young shoots and tuberous roots are all edible, where they are eaten raw or blanched. It is highly nutritious, containing both protein and oil. A vigorous plant which can be allowed to grow along the fence.

SPECIAL NOTE: We recommend dusting seeds with a fungicide before sowing.

翼豆又称四棱豆、四角豆或翅豆,属豆科多年生攀援草本,原产在非洲或马达加斯加。茎缠绕、三出复叶,柄长有托叶,叶先端为卷须而可攀爬。花淡紫或蓝白,荚果赤緑有光泽,长12-15公分,宽3公分。嫩叶,幼芽、花、嫩莢、种子及块根等均可供食用。富含蛋白质及脂肪。翼豆喜热带多湿环境,对土壤适应性广,容易生长及耐病虫。